This is a very well built product. It feels more expensive than it really is and is definitely a step up compared with other machines that we've had. The top end resistance isn't all that high so if you're super fit already you might find it a bit too easy, but we've found it's enough for us to get a decent workout. The build quality is the most impressive thing about it. It really is smooth with no creaks or squeaks :) Despite the lighter resistance we're really happy with it. Worth every penny and would happily recommend it.